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Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond Passes Away

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Posted at 9:49 PM, Aug 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-08 04:46:14-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Longtime NAACP leader Julian Bond passed away Saturday.

Bond was born in Nashville and became a charistmatic figure throughout the 1960's civil rights movement.

Throughout his 60's and 70's he became a champion of the push to make same-sex marriage legal here in the U-S.

“We lost an icon, we lost a history maker, one of the things I like to tell the students is that they're not making old people anymore, you either lived through something or you did not,” said Dr. Frank Dobson the Assistant Dean of Vanderbilt University’s Black Cultural Center.

Bond died Saturday after suffering complication from vascular disease.

He was 75-years-old.